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May 19

Free Lecture - The Beetles of San Diego County

Santa Ysabel Store & Backcountry Visitor Center
30275 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

A discussion by Robyn Waayers will include the following topics

  • What ARE beetles?
  • Beetle diversity and abundance
  • Beneficial, harmful and neutral beetle species.
  • A sampling of our local beetles: the beetle species of the San Diego County mountains and points west, and the San Diego County deserts.
  • Local introduced (non-native) beetles, including the Gold-spotted Oak Borer.
  • Tips on how to observe and study beetles.
  • The future for beetles

Robyn Waayers is a local community college instructor of biology and has studied beetles as a serious avocation since 2001. She has discovered several beetle species new to California over the past several years, and is a regular contributor to She also has her own beetle web site Beetles of the Cuyamaca Mountains.



2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
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